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LAMB, CHARLES. Autograph manuscript signed ("Chs. Lamb") of the sonnet "An Album Is A Garden Not For Show" ("An Album is a Garden, not for show Planted, but use, where healthful herbs should go..."), n.d, 1 page, 4to, 227 x 186mm. (8 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.), 12 lines, a fair copy, written in Lamb's usual small, neat hand in the center of the page, very slight soiling, ink a bit pale, tipped to a mat and bound with calligraphic title page in brown morocco gilt, g.e., by Riviere, front cover detached; Autograph manuscript, of disconnected "table-talk," consisting of 6 brief meditations on Shakespeare, culinary arts, etc., a note at the top of the first page reading "Table Talk, by the late Elia. No. 4," n.d., 5 pages, 8vo, 165 x 102mm. (6 1/2 x 4 in.), approximately 675 words, written on rectos only of 5 leaves of pale blue paper, each leaf tipped to a larger sheet, bound with an engraved portrait in red morocco gilt, white watered silk endleaves, t.e.g., spine worn, one leaf loose, some blank fly-leaves detached, the first passage on page 1 reads: "The vices of some men are magnificent. Compare the amours of Henry the Eighth and Charles the Second. The Stuart had Mistresses. The Tudor kept wives!," a brief essay on Shakespeare comments on the characters of Hamlet, Othello and others, and asks the question "Is it possible that Shakespeare should never have read Homer, in Chapman's version at least?" (2)

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LAMB, CHARLES. Autograph manuscript signed ("Chs. Lamb") of the sonnet "An Album Is A Garden Not For Show" ("An Album is a Garden, not for show Planted, but use, where healthful herbs should go..."), n.d, 1 page, 4to, 227 x 186mm. (8 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.), 12 lines, a fair copy, written in Lamb's usual small, neat hand in the center of the page, very slight soiling, ink a bit pale, tipped to a mat and bound with calligraphic title page in brown morocco gilt, g.e., by Riviere, front cover detached; Autograph manuscript, of disconnected "table-talk," consisting of 6 brief meditations on Shakespeare, culinary arts, etc., a note at the top of the first page reading "Table Talk, by the late Elia. No. 4," n.d., 5 pages, 8vo, 165 x 102mm. (6 1/2 x 4 in.), approximately 675 words, written on rectos only of 5 leaves of pale blue paper, each leaf tipped to a larger sheet, bound with an engraved portrait in red morocco gilt, white watered silk endleaves, t.e.g., spine worn, one leaf loose, some blank fly-leaves detached, the first passage on page 1 reads: "The vices of some men are magnificent. Compare the amours of Henry the Eighth and Charles the Second. The Stuart had Mistresses. The Tudor kept wives!," a brief essay on Shakespeare comments on the characters of Hamlet, Othello and others, and asks the question "Is it possible that Shakespeare should never have read Homer, in Chapman's version at least?" (2)
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